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Football overpowered by West Chester

Alex Sklar
Staff Writer
aws1509@lhup.edu

 

The Lock Haven University football team is now (0-4) to start the season. The Haven fell in there first PSAC East Division game of the year to preseason favorite West Chester (2-2) this past Saturday 37-7.

West Chester got on the board first with a 20 yard field goal in the first quarter and didn’t look back.

In the second frame West Chester starting quarterback, Andrew Derr, threw two touchdown passes to make the lead 16-0 over The Haven at halftime.

In the third quarter Derr threw for another touchdown pass to make it 23-0 West Chester. In the fourth quarter Lock Haven finally got on the board, a 29 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Caleb Walton to wide receiver Shawn Seif.

At this point it was already 30-7 and it was too little too late. West Chester would score again and the final would be 37-7 West Chester on top.

Derr accounted for 5 total TD’s three coming from the air and two with his legs.

Lock Haven’s offense tallied 242 yards and one touchdown on the day, 160 of those coming through the air.

Caleb Walton has now passed the 7,000-yard mark in his career and has become only the second Lock Haven quarterback to ever do so. He has 54 career-passing touchdowns, only seven shy of breaking the all-time school record.  Walton has the chance to also become just the second QB in Lock Haven’s history books to pass for over 2,000 yards three consecutive seasons.

On the defensive side of the ball Lock Haven had three double-digit tacklers. Linebacker Kevin Chapple led the way with 12 total tackles. Followed by fellow linebacker Fernando Flores with 11 total tackles and defensive back Isaiah Flamer with 10 total tackles on the day.

The Bald Eagles return home this weekend on Saturday October 1st. Kickoff is slated for a 1p.m. start where they host Shippensburg University.

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